Sara Young

Sara Young

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 466
Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs 10:45-11:45am via Zoom


M.A., Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, concentration in Hispanic Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2013)

M.A.T., concentration in Secondary Education (6-12), James Madison University (2009)

B.A., Modern Foreign Language, concentration in Spanish, minors in Pre-Professional Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language, James Madison University (2008)


University of Virginia (2016-Present)

  • SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Spanish
  • SPAN 1020: Elementary Spanish

Elon University (2014-2016)

  • SPAN 122: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 124: Intensive Elementary Spanish I and II
  • SPAN 121: Elementary Spanish I

Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute (2014, 2016)

  • RW 450: Reading and Writing 450
  • GLS 350: Grammar, Listening, and Speaking 350
  • GLS 150: Grammar, Listening, and Speaking 150
  • Beginning Conversation Spanish (online)

Other Teaching Experience (2009-2011)

  • High School Spanish Teacher: Spanish 1-AP


Co-Creator, Club de corredores y caminantes, University of Virginia, 2023-Present

Faculty Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, 2023-Present

Creator, Free Spanish Tutoring Program (SPAN 1060-2020), University of Virginia, 2017-2023

Faculty Advisor, Spanish Major Program, 2021-2023

Co-Organizer, ePortfolio Peer Consultant Program, University of Virginia, 2021-2022

Member, Search Committee for a Chinese Language Lecturer, University of Virginia, 2021

Member, Fall 2020 Planning Committee, University of Virginia, 2020

Faculty Advisor, Summer Orientation, University of Virginia, 2019

Selected Grants & Awards

Learning Technology Incubator Grant: “Volunteer Tutoring Program for Lower-Level Language Learning,” University of Virginia, 2018-2019